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For David Foster Wallace Fans – All Things Shining


All Things Shining - worth a read

If you’re a David Foster Wallace fan, I highly recommend reading at least the first chapter of All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age. Written by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly, it’s an enjoyable, often insightful, book-related read about the big question:

What’s a life worth living? (By the end, I still wasn’t sure).

I’m not going to review the book here. But for you DFW nuts, the first chapter is about what they call Wallace’s nihilism.

It’s a mostly fantastic read, but isn’t entirely persuasive, in my opinion.

You already know by this point whether you’re interested, so I’ll butt out.

Oh, and are you in the book club? The new newsletter comes out in a couple of days. It’s a good one, particularly if you’re looking for ways to find new books to read.


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